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How to Support Planned Parenthood and Enjoy Delicious Food & Drink at the Same Time

Planned Parenthood LA Chef of the Year Suzanne Goin, in one of the specially-designed PPLA t-shirts that will be available at the March 8, 2012 PPLA Food Fare event (Photo courtesy PPLA)
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Blame Julia Child: The world-renown matriarch of the celebrity chef movement started off what became the annual Planned Parenthood Los Angeles Food Fare in 1979 with a cooking demonstration.

Now in its 33rd year, PPLA's 2012 Food Fare is right around the corner, and with the group's recent slog through the headlines, this is the perfect time to dig deep in your wallets to support the cause and experience an evening of delicious food and drink.

Restaurants participating in the Thursday, March 8 event at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium include: A.O.C., Ammo, Angelini Osteria, Craft, Church & State, Drago Central, Clementine, FOOD, Joe's Restaurant, Lemonade, Michael's, M Cafe, Loteria, The Spice Table, Momed, Waterloo & City, Public Kitchen & Bar, Tavern, Lucques and many more, as well as some of the city’s most popular Food Trucks, including The Border Grill Truck and The Grilled Cheese Truck. Plus, there will be plenty of libations to enjoy.

For their largest fundraising event of the year, PPLA has announced Suzanne Goin, owner of AOC, Lucques, and Tavern, as Planned Parenthood's Chef of The Year.

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As a special additional fundraising aspect, Velvet by Graham and Spencer has created 3
limited edition tee shirts (available in women’s, men’s, and kid's sizes) that will feature a custom design utilizing the Planned Parenthood slogan, “Love Carefully” that will be sold exclusively at the event.

With an impressive roster of past celebrity attendees, the PPLA Food Fare is likely to dazzle with stars and delight your palate. The event is in two sessions, a day session from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., and an evening session from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Advance tickets are $150 for daytime session and $225 for the evening session.